April 2016

Lotus Announces Red Rocks Show, Sept. 17

Lotus announces a headline show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 17, 2016 featuring special guests Tycho and El Ten Eleven. Tickets are now available for presale at www.lotusvibes.com.


Mike Dillon To Release 'Functioning Broke'

Over the past decade, Mike Dillon has released a number of acclaimed albums, intertwining a range of influences from Zappa-esque eccentricity to Fishbone punk funk, DC Go-Go to Milt Jackson-influenced vibraphone majesty.

4th Annual Levitate Music & Arts Festival

The fourth annual Levitate Music and Arts Festival proudly announces its 2016 lineup featuring “The Wheels of Soul Tour” with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, and North Mississippi Allstars, alongside Rebelution, Lettuce, Stick Figure, Moon Taxi,Twiddle, Nahko and Medicine for the PeopleThe Movement, and Ron Gallo

Leftover Salmon | Stanley Hotel | Review

But see that you get on. That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.” –Stephen King, The Shining

The Broadcast Announces New Album

One of Asheville's most exciting and dynamic acts, The Broadcast has announced the release of its sophomore album, From The Horizon. This paramount 11-track-collection is due Friday, June 17th.

Blues-Rock Guitarist Mark May Is in "Blues Heaven"

Connor Ray Music announces the signing of blues-rock guitarist Mark May and the May 20 release date of his new CD, Blues Heaven, with special guests including Greg Martin (Kentucky Headhunters), Hadden Sayers, Eric Demmer (Gatemouth Brown) and Steve Krase.

FoCoMX 8 delivers exciting new programming for 2016

FoCoMX 2016 is incorporating several new features this year including a comedy line­up and FoCoMX pre­events at The Ramskeller and Zwei Brewing. Presented by the Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) and sponsored by Odell Brewing Co., the 8th annual FoCoMX weekend boasts over 250 Colorado bands and solo musicians at 25 Downtown Fort Collins venues.

Albert Castiglia Bark All Day CD Out May 20

After five acclaimed albums and decades of blazing blues-rock shows, you might argue that you’ve already made his acquaintance. But by the Florida bandleader’s own admission, Big Dog is the first release to truly get under his skin. “I just wanted to make a record that best represented who I am, as a musician, singer, guitarist and live artist,” explains Albert Castiglia.

Mysteryland Festival Announces Phase Two Artists

Having already announced the return of ‘The Boat’ stage and with daily reveals of talent being rolled out over the past last week, MYSTERYLAND USA is now unveiling the second wave of talent for the third annual MYSTERYLAND USA. More than 40 artists--just added acts include Allan Kingdom, Art Department, Derrick Carter, Flat White, Francesca Lombardo (live), Hercules & Love Affair, Hudson Mohawke, Jimmy Edgar, J Phli

Minneapolis Based Soap Announces Album

The opening line of Soap’s fourth full-length album speaks volumes, as this Minneapolis-based quartet continues to find new gears to their high-octane brand of rock n’ roll.  Riding high after a SOLD OUT Ice House show last month, Soap is expecting a similarly enthusiastic crowd for this highly anticipated release show.


Mark Erelli Streams For A Song @ Folk Alley

Boston songwriter Mark Erelli is at the pinnacle of his career.

Arlo Guthrie Announces "Running Down The Road Tour"

On the heels of the sold-out Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of Guthrie's catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies.

John Brown's Body Announces Spring Tour

John Brown’s Body (JBB) is one of the pioneers of the American reggae scene known for explosive live shows and critically acclaimed recordings.  On its upcoming Spring tour, John Brown’s Body will debut songs from their upcoming full length release Fireflies (Easy Star Records), due out fall 2016, while also tapping into its deep archive of hits spanning the last 20 years, including songs from the Billboard Reggae

YMSB | Fayetteville, AR | 3/30/16 | Review

Wednesday nights at Fayetteville’s Georges Majestic Lounge have a new level of expectations thanks to Yonder Mountain String Band. Warming up the stage, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades will be on tour with Yonder for the majority of spring.

Umphrey's Chicago Reel To Real Premiere

Tomorrow night, April 3rd, join Umphrey's McGee for an intimate evening at The Vic Theatre as Umphrey’s McGee & Nothing Too Fancy Music present the Chicago premiere of Reel To Real.

David Grisman | Freight & Salvage | Review

It’s been forty years since mandolinist and bandleader David Grisman began playing with his Quintet, a band that bended more genres into the bluegrass/acoustic idiom that ever before. His groundbreaking compositions sat nicely with the school of acoustic gypsy-swing first popularized in the United States by guitarist Django Reinhardt and fiddle player Stephane Grappelli.

Town Mountain's 'Southern Crescent' Out Today

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain, based in Asheville, NC, releases their 5th studio album Southern Crescent on April 1, 2016 through LoHi Records. Produced and engineered by GRAMMY winner Dirk Powell, the album was recorded in Powell’s studio The Cypress House in Breaux Bridge, LA.

Native Roots Seeks Naming Rights @ Mile High Stadium

Native Roots, Colorado’s largest dispensary with locations across the Front Range and the high country, announced today that is has begun the process of acquiring the naming rights to Mile High Stadium, home to the Denver Broncos.  Upon approved, the stadium will be called “Native Roots Field at Mile High.”  

The fate of Mile High has been in question since reports circulated that Sports Authority may not be able to continue their multi-year investment.  


Glass Caves Release New Single 'Alive'

2015 saw Glass Caves sell out most of their debut album tour, support Augustines, headline London’s Koko and appear at Dot to Dot and Isle of Wight Festivals amongst others. Not to mention a national tour for ‘This Feeling’. Not bad for a band who spent the start of the year busking in some of the very same cities.